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  • Ronald B. Cortopassi: A Legacy of Dedication to Space Support

    The passion and spirit of a leader is not determined by their words, but it’s measured by their determination to serve others with their actions. For Ronald B. Cortopassi, his desire to serve those on team Vandenberg has led him to hold one of the highest positions a civilian can attain, Executive Director of Space Launch Delta 30 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif.
  • One Door Closes, Another Opens: Chief Master Sgt. Heath Jennings Steps Into New Leadership Role

    As the old adage goes, “One door closes, another opens,” this too can be said for leadership positions held on military installations, where a person will occupy that spot for two or so years. With the sunset of the Command Chief position on Space Force bases, two new positions will take its place. Sacramento, Calif. native Chief Master Sgt. Heath Jennings will take the new mantle of Senior Enlisted Leader. He will be an advisor for anything related to Space Launch Delta 30, and the command’s primary advocate for issues affecting enlisted Guardians.
  • Space Tacticians Course incorporates FVEY members to enhance global space operations

    VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. – Members from the Five Eyes (FVEY) alliance collaborated during a Space Tacticians Course here, June 21 – 30, 2022, aimed at enhancing current global space operations through effective planning.

    A Minotaur II+ rocket exploded approximately 11 seconds after launching from Test Pad-01 at 11:01 p.m. PDT Wednesday.
  • Minotaur II+ Rocket Launch Planned For Thursday

    An unarmed test launch is scheduled for the morning of July 7 from north Vandenberg. The launch is the first test supporting the development of the Air Force's new Mk21A reentry vehicle.
  • 2ROPS Industry Partners Day

    The 2nd Range Operations Squadron recently coordinated a “Range Team Industry Day” at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., June 23, 2022.
  • NGB's Gen White visits CFSCC

    The Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) commander, Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, stands with Maj. Gen. Greg White, National Guard Bureau Space Operations Director, in front of the CFSCC headquarters building Jun. 29, 2022, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Burt and White discussed the various ways National Guard forces support CFSCC's
  • Airman and Santa Maria Local Saves a Life

    A routine ride home took an unexpected turn when a driver on the highway saw a crashed motorcycle and unconscious man on the side of the road. Airman 1st Class Cinthia Cortes, 30th Medical Group aerospace medical technician and her sister-in-law encountered and helped an injured motorcyclist while coming back from San Luis Obispo on Highway 101 in Santa Maria, Calif., May 27, 2022.
  • 216 SPCS enables CFSCC mission, assures access to space through spectrum warfare

    VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. – One element of warfare that is not always in the limelight but easily touches all warfighting domains is the electromagnetic spectrum. At Vandenberg Space Force Base, there resides an Air National Guard squadron that works regularly with the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) in its mission to deliver combat relevant space capabilities to combatant commanders.
  • Vandenberg’s South Base Re-energizes with the Activation of Substation N

    After almost six years of rebuilding, on June 2, 2022, south loop two came back to life. Electricians and power grid engineers, and contractors worked hand-in-hand to route power to substation N, from substation K, which was primarily used to keep south base powered while repairs to the infrastructure of south loop two were underway.